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Saudi Arabia: Inactive population by nationality (Saudi/ non-Saudi), sex and age group (May 2015)

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Age Saudis   non-Saudis   Total
group Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
19-15 1,018,687 1,057,943 2,076,630 237,300 227,489 464,789 1,255,987 1,285,432 2,541,419
24-20 618,894 880,046 1,498,940 71,998 156,908 228,906 690,892 1,036,954 1,727,846
29-25 87,070 638,429 725,499 12,236 171,417 183,653 99,306 809,846 909,152
34-30 26,698 573,255 599,953 5,040 234,119 239,159 31,738 807,374 839,112
39-35 20,628 512,308 532,936 5,324 290,291 295,615 25,952 802,599 828,551
44-40 20,913 462,289 483,202 4,666 266,004 270,670 25,579 728,293 753,872
49-45 37,926 414,122 452,048 5,536 134,420 139,956 43,462 548,542 592,004
54-50 75,876 350,166 426,042 4,842 64,039 68,881 80,718 414,205 494,923
59-55 108,290 283,873 392,163 7,041 43,916 50,957 115,331 327,789 443,120
64-60 144,347 211,039 355,386 18,782 34,411 53,193 163,129 245,450 408,579
65+ 295,903 393,319 689,222 40,720 43,302 84,022 336,623 436,621 773,244
Total 2,455,232 5,776,789 8,232,021 413,485 1,666,316 2,079,801 2,868,717 7,443,105 10,311,822

source: Labour Force Survey 2015 (Round 1).
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Sampling frame of LFS 2015 Round 1: Population Census 2010.
Sample size: 33500 households
Reference period: May 2015
Population of reference: all individuals (nationals and non-nationals) residing in the Kingdom during the period of reference.
The ultimate sampling unit is the household.

An inactive person (out of the labour force) is a person aged 15 years and over who is not included in the labour force, among which: the persons staying home for domestics activities,
the students, the retired, the self sufficients, the ones unable to enrol in labour, who are not working and do not look for employment for any other reason.

2. Institution which provides data

Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI), Ministry and Economy and Planning

3. Data availability

Surveys conducted since 1999 are available on the website of the CDSI (http://www.cdsi.gov.sa/), in PDF format. Tables are also sometimes available in Excel format.
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/814 (website English version)
https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/814
The technical notes and tables of contents are displayed in the PDF version, in Arabic only. The tables are in both languages.
Since 2007, Statistical Yearbooks have introduced a section on “Labour Statistics”, which presents a selection of tables from Manpower Surveys.
https://www.stats.gov.sa/en/46

Date of access: October 2015.

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